Respect the Wolf
It’s important to remember how closely related the family dog is to it’s wolf roots. Genetically speaking dogs are much more closely related to wolves than we are to chimps and gorillas.
We adopt dogs and treat them as people. Yet, your dog’s inner wolf will not be denied. Dogs and wolves are territorial and need to explore their environment, using their ears and noses. Both are always on the lookout for prey. Your dog is happy if it can catch a squirrel or chipmunk or worse (skunk, porcupine, etc.). Left to the wild they would eagerly chomp on wildlife. Yet, the family dog has it too easy to resort to such extremes. Why do you need to hunt when you can get plenty from a can or bag?
Regardless of the differences – respect your dog’s inner wolf.